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Then there's Saturday.....Often Saturdays wheeling involves the Shoestring trail for it's awesone scenery.:smokin: Is anyone interested in wheeling something different for a change of pace or is the standard cool with everyone? I think Ben W knows the area better than any of us so maybe he has an idea of an alternate trail plan for Saturday?..Ben?...........Or anyone for that matter, ideas?...........
I was thinking its been a few years since we've run Kaner (676) from the bottom up, then go through shoestring. That makes for a really long day though.

I know we always run Shoestring, but it is hard to put together a loop that hits the more difficult trails without Shoestring.

Another option would be to run Tripod all the way through to Manastash camp, then circle around through Barber Springs back to the top of the funny rocks. If the trip over Tripod goes quick enough we can hit the 4w311 loop on the north side of Manastash rd before coming back over. I've never run it but I've heard it is decent.
 

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I was thinking its been a few years since we've run Kaner (676) from the bottom up, then go through shoestring. That makes for a really long day though.

I know we always run Shoestring, but it is hard to put together a loop that hits the more difficult trails without Shoestring.

Another option would be to run Tripod all the way through to Manastash camp, then circle around through Barber Springs back to the top of the funny rocks. If the trip over Tripod goes quick enough we can hit the 4w311 loop on the north side of Manastash rd before coming back over. I've never run it but I've heard it is decent.
Which trail did I lose the red scout on? I vote for that one!

Pickup is ready, decking the trailer tomorrow, still waiting on my radiator for the scout. The radiator is my last hold up before being 100% ready to rock.
 

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Which trail did I lose the red scout on? I vote for that one!

Pickup is ready, decking the trailer tomorrow, still waiting on my radiator for the scout. The radiator is my last hold up before being 100% ready to rock.
That was Kaner, but we were running downhill.
 

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Chi Montana cows have sacrificed there life for this ride, don't worry about food you wont starve. Looking forward to :shaking: foucking with you flat landers:flipoff2:


And Bill there is no need for pussy passes, all easy trails just play hard at moon rocks (optional) would enjoy you company. And did I tell you my 500 caddy Scout in getting an LS1 (FI) this winter (secret) love to chat with you about it.
 

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Gee another SBC motor swap. That's original.:flipoff2:

At least the caddy was a little different. No replacement for displacement.
I understand, it sucks to get old.

I still have a hub with 9/16 studs I need to unload.:)
 

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You started this thread in Feb, its pretty late to try to start making plans now.
That is a good point. Things changed at work since then. I haven't shipped anything yet, and haven't bought tickets, so maybe I should make better plans for next year.

I still have 5 days off work, so maybe a bike trip? :idea:
 

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I was thinking its been a few years since we've run Kaner (676) from the bottom up, then go through shoestring. That makes for a really long day though.

I know we always run Shoestring, but it is hard to put together a loop that hits the more difficult trails without Shoestring.

Another option would be to run Tripod all the way through to Manastash camp, then circle around through Barber Springs back to the top of the funny rocks. If the trip over Tripod goes quick enough we can hit the 4w311 loop on the north side of Manastash rd before coming back over. I've never run it but I've heard it is decent.
I'm game for whatever but Kaner up sounds like fun...:smokin:
 

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I'm game for whatever but Kaner up sounds like fun...:smokin:
I'm thinking up Lily Pond, down FS roads, up Lower Kaner, up Upper Kaner, Manastash Ridge trail, String trail, east half of Shoestring, south half of Tripod, then rocks or back to camp. Thats a lot of trail mileage to cover with a big group, but we have done that much or more in the past. Gives options to bail out after Lily Pond and after Lower Kaner if we have any trouble before hitting the long haul over the ridge to shoestring and back.
 

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Friday is reserved off on my work calendar.
Argued with the ex-wife yesterday about getting my boys for the trip:shaking:
Transmission pan is getting tig'ed and hammered flat right now down on our shop floor:eek:
Rig is still torn over a 1/3rd of the way apart as of right now.
Hoping to have a runner by tonight :homer:
Still need tabs for the tow rig...and I assume it runs:confused:


Looking good so far for leaving Friday to get to Little Naches.


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I'm thinking up Lily Pond, down FS roads, up Lower Kaner, up Upper Kaner, Manastash Ridge trail, String trail, east half of Shoestring, south half of Tripod, then rocks or back to camp. Thats a lot of trail mileage to cover with a big group, but we have done that much or more in the past. Gives options to bail out after Lily Pond and after Lower Kaner if we have any trouble before hitting the long haul over the ridge to shoestring and back.
I am down to a 19 gallon cell.

I "think" we did that route a couple of years ago and I used half a 33 gallon cell.

I like that route because like you said...if you need to bail after Lower Kaner you can do so on a nice Forest Service road back down.

That gets my vote :)
 

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I am down to a 19 gallon cell.

I "think" we did that route a couple of years ago and I used half a 33 gallon cell.

I like that route because like you said...if you need to bail after Lower Kaner you can do so on a nice Forest Service road back down.

That gets my vote :)
I looked through all the trip reports trying to figure out what routes we've done. I think the last time we did lower kaner uphill was 2006 when Carl drove straight into the tree 15 or 20 times in a row on 'The Line'. As far as I can tell we ran shoestring east to west to the lily ponds, then dropped down to come back up kaner and down lily pond trail.

Last time you came in 2008 we did the uber long loop up to quartz mt over to manastash rd and back over tripod.
 

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2002 - Before is was an IH run / all night Ford recovery / two wheel drive toyota - http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=106482&highlight=naches+tour

2003 - ???

2004 - The year binderbound crashed - http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=243976&highlight=naches&page=5

2005 - Grab the HOOCH! - http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=380414&highlight=naches

2006 - The year of THE LINE - http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=509847&highlight=naches

2007 - The year no one came/thank goodness for lawnmower grease - http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=614152&highlight=naches

2008 - Coonass/dolphicorn, gas soaked bananas, and binderbounds sky wheelie- http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=719530&highlight=naches

2009 - The year of Montana BEEF - http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=823566&highlight=naches
 

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Wow, we've been doing this for 6-7 years now??!?!?

damn.


I'm game for a long trip. I'll make sure to pack a couple extra bottles, thats my only (big) concern, not sure how much trail millage I can get on a tank. And I'll have a bigger motor this year and optimised.


I think I'll load up atleast (3) tanks again this year, and when I switch to #3 if we aren't already almost done then it will be time for me to head back to camp. Thats roughly 24 gallons of "fuel", should be enough for a day trip, but like I said, I don't know.


The one definitely advantage of gasoline vs. LPG.
 

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I'm thinking up Lily Pond, down FS roads, up Lower Kaner, up Upper Kaner, Manastash Ridge trail, String trail, east half of Shoestring, south half of Tripod, then rocks or back to camp. Thats a lot of trail mileage to cover with a big group, but we have done that much or more in the past. Gives options to bail out after Lily Pond and after Lower Kaner if we have any trouble before hitting the long haul over the ridge to shoestring and back.
Sounds like a good plan but like others have said it's lots of fuel for :homer: like myself with a 10 gallon tank....I'm game but I would have to carry a extra can or bum it off on someone who has room for it.....Or possibly stash a can somewhere towards the top or Kaner maybe....
 

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Sounds like a good plan but like others have said it's lots of fuel for :homer: like myself with a 10 gallon tank....I'm game but I would have to carry a extra can or bum it off on someone who has room for it.....Or possibly stash a can somewhere towards the top or Kaner maybe....
Not having reverse should save you some fuel :laughing:
 

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Its only about 25 miles of trail and 15 miles of FS road. Maybe lighten up a bit on the skinny pedal you leadfoots.
 

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Not having reverse should save you some fuel :laughing:
Yeah I should only need half the fuel right?:laughing:

Its only about 25 miles of trail and 15 miles of FS road. Maybe lighten up a bit on the skinny pedal you leadfoots.
True. I could probably make it even on my 10 gallon tank so most of you guys shouldn't have a problem.
 

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All this gettin ready makes me jealous.......... Hopefully next year will bring me enough free time to get my junk done! Sounds like it is going to be a great time! Where is Naches? over near Bellingham?
 
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